steam canner

For years, Hot Water Bath canning was the way to go for processing pickles for the cupboard.

Recently, I saw a friend use something else.

A Steam Canner!

So what is a steam canner?

A steam canner uses steam instead of water. The energy savings of not having to bring a large volume of water to a boil is obvious. What may not be obvious is that this way of canning takes the same length of time as water-bath canning. 

This process is NOT for low-acid foods, but is perfect for acidic fruit or pickles.

Give one a try.

It holds 8 pints or quarts.

2.5 quarts of water vs. 10qts. 

Less time waiting for water to come up to temperature, with equally good results. 

Let me know what you think after you use it.

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